The Inquisition was established in Portugal by Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order. Under the flags of the Portuguese, the Jesuits spread the Inquisition to the Orient. In India they established a bastille (fort with state prison) at Goa, forcing the simple St. Thomas Christians to submit to the papacy. Francis Xavier (1506-1552) was one of the first seven members of the Society of Jesus. A roommate of Loyola, he was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church on March 12,1622.
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